Indianapolis 7, Louisville 6
Indy scored 4 runs in the 8th inning to turn the tables on the Bats on Monday, with Jesus Reyes doing to bulk of the run-allowing (5 runs, just 1 ER in his 1.1 IP). That spoiled the outing from Sal “Parmesan” Romano, who tossed 4 perfect innings in his first start of the season. Interesting to see him be used in such a role with the MLB trade deadline looming...
On offense, it was once again Brian O’Grady doing the donking, as he donked another pair of dingers as part of his 3 hit night. Alex “TOOT” Blandino walked and tripled from the leadoff spot, while Josh VanMeter went 2 for 5 with a double and a ribbie.
These two clubs will face off again later tonight at 7 PM ET, with Tejay Antone on the bump for the Bats.
Chattanooga 5, Jacksonville 0
Jose “Que sera” Siri belted his pair of dingers to fuel the Lookouts past the Jumbo Shrimp, driving in 4 of Chattanooga’s runs on the night. TJ Friedl chipped in with a 2 hit night that also included a walk, steal, and run scored, all of which was plenty good enough to back another excellent start from Packy Naughton. The ol’ Packard fired 6.2 IP of scoreless ball, allowing just 2 H and 2 BB against 7 K. Wyatt “Second Star to the Right” Strahan tacked on an additional 2.1 scoreless IP to wrap the shutout.
Famous prospect TBD will toe the rubber for Chattanooga when these two go to work again tonight, with first pitch set for 7:05 PM ET in Jacksonville.
Daytona 9, Tampa 3
A big night from Andy Sugilio powered the Tortugas past the Tarpon. The Daytona CF had a 4 for 5 night that included a triple, a steal, 2 runs scored, and 3 ribbies from the leadoff spot, while Hendrik “Tangerina” Clementina backed him with a homer as part of his own 2 for 3 evening.
Austin “Iron” Orewiler picked up the win after tossing 5.1 innings of 1 ER ball.
Jared Solomon and his mustache will be on the mound for Daytona tonight as these two clubs continue their series, with first pitch set for 7:05 PM ET.
Dayton 6, South Bend 2
Homers from Commissioner Miles Gordon and Juan Martinez served as the biggest knocks for the Dragons on the evening in their win over the baby Baby Bears. Brian “Lana” Rey and Miguel Hernandez each had 2-hit nights, while catcher Jay Schuyler walked twice and scored twice.
That was ample offense for Lyon “Zion” Richardson, as the former 2nd round pick allowed just 2 ER in his 5 IP to pick up the win. He fanned 7 against a lone walk, while scattering 3 hits.
James “Yo no soy” Marinan will start for Dayton on Tuesday as they open a series against Bowling Green. First pitch is set for 7:00 PM ET at Fifth Third Field.
Billings 9, Great Falls 7
The Mustangs pounded out 17 hits on Monday in their thumping of the Voyagers. Both Victor Ruiz and Edwin “Lose or Draw” Yon had 3-hit nights with a double, respectively, while Jonathan Willems, Reniel Ozuna, and Eric Yang each chipped in with 2-hit nights of their own.
Top pick Nick “The DeLorean” Lodolo tossed another pair of scoreless IP with 3 K, meaning he’s still yet to allow a run so far since debuting as a professional.
Miguel Medrano is scheduled to start for Billings on Tuesday evening, as these two clubs will face off again at 8:35 PM ET.
Johnson City 2, Greeneville 1
The Appy bats were largely silent in this one, as the young Reds only plated a lone run on the night. They did muster 7 hits and 4 walks, however, so it was apparently just a bad case of unclutchitudeness. Blake Trahan picked up a double while rehabbin’, while recent 3rd round pick Tyler “Sandusky, Ohio” Callihan tripled, walked, and scored a run. Ivan “to suck your blood” Johnson had a pair of hits, too.
Tyler “Tanner” Garbee and Tanner “Tyler” Cooper combined to toss 4.1 innings of scoreless relief.
These two teams will play again at 6:30 PM ET tonight, though Greeneville has not yet announced their starter.